Child Sponsorship Background from Mthatha, South Africa

SOS Nursery School Mthatha South AfricaSOS Children's Village Mthatha

SOS Children's Village Mthata lies in a friendly area near the international school and the university. As around 30% of the male population of this area are working in neighbouring regions, women have to take care of the whole family; therefore, the SOS Nursery is of great help to many working mothers. SOS Children's Village Mthatha has been operational since 1997 and the official opening ceremony took place on 26 January 2001.

SOS Children's Village Mthatha comprises thirteen family houses for up to 130 children, an administration and service area, a multi-purpose hall and houses for the village director and the SOS aunts (who support the SOS mothers and take care of the children when the mothers are on leave).

Background to Mthatha

Mthatha is the main town of the King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality in Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It started out as a military post in 1882 and became a town in 1883.  It lies on the Mthatha river.  Many South African leaders come from the area, including Nelson Mandela.